This story caught my eye:
A man who helped a family trapped a crash got a bill in the mail for his unselfish act.
Paramedics sent him the first-responder fee of nearly $150 after he says they only checked his pulse and gave him a bottle of water.
A photo shows the aftermath of the scary rollover crash that trapped a man and his three children trapped inside.
Derrick Deanda jumped into action and recounted the heart-pounding moment.
“I pulled up right as it happened,” he said. “There was a guy standing inside the van, because it was on its side, holding a 2 year-old infant.”
Deanda broke the glass to free the family before paramedics arrived. Everyone was OK.
But weeks later Deanda got a bill in the mail from the Cosumnes Community Services District with a $143 first-responder fee.
It’s your basic clickbait article designed to work up the masses and get everyone pissed off at the government, but they buried the lede:
The district began implementing the fee two years ago in a move it says prevents fire station brownouts.
In the old days, before we decided to drown government in a bathtub, we used to have fire and policemen paid for by taxes. It made more sense that way. But, freedumb.